The Late Timothy ‘Thady’ Twomey, Knockane, Castleisland, Co.Kerry

The late Timothy ‘Thady’ Twomey inset against a backdrop of his beloved Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club grounds at Moanmore.
The late Timothy ‘Thady’ Twomey (front left) with management and committee members of Castleisland Co-Op Mart pictured before their annual general meeting at the offices in 2000. Seated from left: Timothy Twomey, Vice Chairman; Richard Harnett, Manager; Jimmy Roche, Chairman; Gerard Carmody, Secretary and Paddy Browne, Committee Member. Standing from left: Neilie Shanahan, Johnny Scanlon, Tadhg O’Brien, Matt Keane, Tommy Brosnan, Sean Brosnan, Charlie Keane and Dermot O’Leary all committee members. ©Photograph: John Reidy 7-9-2000

The death has occurred of Timothy ‘Thady’ Twomey, Knockane, Castleisland, Co.Kerry. Peacefully on May 2nd 2022 at Cork University Hospital in the presence of his wife and family.

Sadly missed by his loving wife Julie, his adored family: Siobhan, Timothy, Marie, Elizabeth and Julie Ann, sons-in-law Colin, Tim and Jason, daughter-in-law Emma Jane, his cherished five grandchildren Liam, Sadhbh, Tadhg, Cillian and Ava, brother Dan, sisters: Julia and Eileen, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives, neighbours and a large circle of friends.

May His Gentle Soul Rest In Peace.

Longest Serving Mart Committee Member

The Late Thady Twomey was the longest serving committee member of Castleisland Co-Op Mart and he held the position for 27 years and, at the time of his death, he was vice-chairman.

The mart committee passed a vote of sympathy to the Twomey family at a meeting on Tuesday night and, at yesterday’s mart, all there and around the sales ring observed a minute’s silence as a mark of respect for his years of service.

Thady the Footballer

You wouldn’t be short of back-up playing with Thady beside you as I found out one cold spring day on a pitch in North Kerry.

We were playing junior football and I was on the half back line with Mike Mitchell and Thady Twomey.

The lad I was marking came up to me with a swagger and offered his hand and I shook it.

He had his back turned to the action and the ball broke in our direction right from the throw-in and I bolted for it. I got the ball and I got a clatter of a fist under the ear from behind and a shoulder into the back which knocked me face down into a pool of icy cold water.

I didn’t see who hit me but there were team-mates who did. I learned from my fellow defenders that it was the lad who shook my hand only seconds before.

He wore very fancy socks with his number in a drop down piece of material on the outside of each leg – and that was his downfall.

It took a while. A ‘dirty ball’ landed into a small group of us and I was hoping to get my own back. However, boots came flying in from both sides from Mitchell and Twomey.

The lad with the socks hobbled away from the melee and it was easy to talk to him for the rest of the game. May God be good to you Thady.

Tribute from Desmonds Ladies

Castleisland Desmonds Ladies GAA Club paid tribute to Thady – a staunch supporter and the father of three of the team players.

The tribute is as follows:

“It was with great sadness today we heard of the death of Thady Twomey. A club stalwart who took pride in every blade of grass on the pitch.

Father of Marie, Julie Ann and Elizabeth of our senior team, he was a great supporter and mentor of our teams down through the years and could be heard giving encouragement to all age groups.

We offer our sincere condolences to Julie and the whole Twomey family on his passing.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilis.”

St. Kieran’s Tribute

A tribute from St. Kieran’s GAA Club said that the club has lost an ardent supporter with the sad passing of Thady Twomey.

“Thady was passionate about all things GAA including St. Kieran’s and his own beloved Castleisland Desmonds Club.

He faithfully served as delegate to the board and was also vice-chairman.

When we held meetings at Desmonds he and the late Colm Kirwan would have the place ready.

Anyone who attended a game at Desmond’s pitch was met by Thady who faithfully sold Lotto tickets at games.

Thady Twomey represented Desmond’s throughout his footballing days at all levels and was a loyal supporter of St. Kieran’s.

We extend our deepest sympathies to Julie, his family, Castleisland Desmond’s and all who mourn his loss.”

Thady’s Funeral Arrangements 

Reposing at Tangney’s Funeral Home, Church Street, Castleisland on Friday evening from 4.30pm to 7pm.

Removal from his residence on Saturday evening at 3pm arriving to Castleisland Parish Church for Requiem Mass at 3.30pm. The Mass will be live-streamed on

Burial afterwards in Kilbanivane Cemetery Castleisland.

House Private Please

Family flowers only please. Donations in lieu to the Kerry Hospice Foundation / Palliative Care.

Date Published: Wednesday 4th May 2022. Date of Death: Monday 2nd May 2022.

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